Living the Dream

Joe and I are many months home from our Roman journey.  Just this morning I saw an online article in TIME about the benefits of studying/working/living abroad.  “Research shows that experience in other countries makes us more flexible, creative, and complex thinkers.”  Not sure I am smarter but I am definitely more flexible and creative.   Thinking about the article prompted me to share briefly an update about how our experience opened our minds to creating a new future.  We will be opening a cafe and coffee bar in Baltimore in about 3 months.  More on the nitty gritty of that journey and experience in an article in the Good Men Project.  “Under the Tuscan Sun, guy version”

On this rainy Wednesday in Baltimore it is important to note simply that our experience living abroad motivated us to create a new future, with ups and downs for sure, that we own from beginning to end.   We have embraced wholeheartedly one of my favorite quotations, “The worst regrets in life are the risks not taken.” – Anonymous

For more insight on our experiences in Rome visit or to watch our progress with the cafe visit our Facebook page or our website.

Soon to be Park Cafe & Coffee Bar

Down to the bare walls and studs, May 2014Down to the bare walls and studs, May 2014

A blank canvas - post demolition, pre-construction - October 2014
A blank canvas – post demolition, pre-construction – October 2014

Architectural rendering of new space, 2014Architectural rendering of new space, 2014


4 Replies to “Living the Dream”

  1. What a beautiful storefront! WOW. I think I may have to visit. When is you soft opening? 😉
    BTW remember that Sweet potato/lentil faux pastry Quiche I posted a while back? It won the ‘Freestyle’ category in the contest I entered!!
    I do believe that even traveling to other countries make you more creative and inventive…and free!

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